Probably, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina touts her business experience in the hope that she will appeal to the financialist wing of the Republican party. The irony is that CBS, USA Today, and Portfolio.com all listed her among the worst American or tech CEOs of all time.
The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler recently fact checked several of Fiorina's misleading claims about her business record awarding her 3 Pinocchios.
Fiorina also tries to spin her dropping out of Stanford Law School after one semester as part of her "humble origins" myth. But as Bloomberg.com reported earlier this year, Fiorina's father was a law school professor, one-time dean of Duke Law School, and a deputy attorney general in the Nixon administration. The fable goes that Fiorina dropped out of law school and then worked as a Kelly girl before embarking on the path that led her to the upper echelons of corporate America. The reality, according to Bloomberg, is that she temped briefly at a real-estate office before "heading off to Italy for a year with her first husband, Todd Bartlem, a Stanford classmate who’s told other reporters that in the years they were together, she had no political opinions and considered Dress for Success her bible."
When reached by phone recently, Bartlem said only, “You’re wasting your time, and I don’t want you to waste mine. In the clown car that is the Republican Party, she’s the ultimate clown.” (Click.)